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MSc1 | Q1 Analysis and design of urban form Name: Studentnr.: Project: City: Tutor: Date:

Kevin van der Linden 1503006 Middle boulevard Zandvoort ir. Marco Lub November 5th, 2012


CONTENTS Introduction Position Statement Analysis Concept Identification Case studies Design proposal Catalogus/Urban rules Summary

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INTRODUCTION In the structural vision: ‘Zandvoort 2100’ are some city moments indicated. These important elements of the town of Zandvoort deserve special attention when it comes to the futrure content. One of these city moments is: the middle boulevard. This document will work towards a design proposal for this area. First the current sitatuion will be analysed, and the exsisting qualities will be reviewed. after that the needs of Zandvoort will be listed and new thoughts will be placed in the right order and situation to come up with a concept for the middle boulevard. Aim is to add value to the middle boulevard and let it become one of the major parts of town, a continuous zone, for the inhabitants of this coastal town, but also for the huge amount of tourists. From the structural vision of Zandvoort 2100 are already some sidelines given for the new design. A big amount of housing will be positioned in the area and a large number of functions will be added, so that the current lack of activity and functions on the boulevard will be filled. Furthermore a new tram line will be introduced on the boulevard that allows you to move easily in north-south direction along the boulevard. Moreover the middle boulevard is greatly enhanced by the expansion of the beach and the dune zone. That shifts the coastal defense zone further towards the sea and gives new building possibilities. Due to the fact that in the current coastal defense zone building is not allowed for safety reasons. The challenge for the middle boulevard area further consists of creating a better connection with the hinterland/towncentre.

* This report is a product created under the Research and Desgin Studio: analysis and Design of the Urban Form - AR1U090 (Part of the mastertrack Urbanism of the Technical University Delft)

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POSITION STATEMENT

“Strengthen the identity of Zandvoort, stay small and characteristic� Despite the fact that in many areas in the coming years as well as the last years, growth and big developments are introduced, it is important that the identity of the place is maintained. The emphasis is often on the tall buildings and the scale and, while certainly in the case of Zandvoort quality lies in the characteristic and small scale. Although this does not necessarily mean that further development should be countered. Enough attention has to be paid to the continuation of the existing qualities and utilizing those qualities in any potential extensions. Moreover, a very popular seaside resort as Zandvoort has to identify themselves therewith. At the moment you are in Zandvoort, the fact that you are in the vicinity of a large dune area and a doorstep away from the beach, should be noticeable.

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ANALYSIS

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SEA LEVEL RISE / COASTAL DEFENSE Current coastal defense zone (safety zones)

Schematic view on the current coastal defense

Due to the sea level rise there is a sollution to be found for the coastal defense. Protecting the hinterland against the water is of great importance for the economy and nature. Furthermore the coast attracks millions of people each year and therefore an important touristic attraction. Within the project area of Zandvoort are currently no weak links. It’s still on a save level. In the vision for 2100 it’s nevertheless important to take into account that the sea level will rise much further, so consequently taking precautions is a good thing to do. In such a way protection of the coast is assured. The prognosis tells us that there is deffinately need for a long term vision.


NO CONNECTION

Big obstacles

Allthough the boulevard has good opportunities to become one of the major sights and pedestrianized areas of Zandvoort there is hardly no connection with the towncentre. There is no visual relation from the towncentre to the boulevard, neither similarity in architectural form and public space. The middle boulevard as it is now acts more like a barrier in between the towncentre and the boulevard/ beach than a part of town/connecting zone.

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LACK OF ORIENTATION / NO SENSE OF PLACE

There are quite big appartment buildings and hotels in the first building row (seen from the boulevard). Those buildings make it difficult to orientate in Zandvoort. They block the view from the towncentre and it’s not clear how to get to the beach. All in all there’s no real sense of place.


LOW QUALITY PUBLIC SPACE AND ARCHITECTURE

The Middle boulevard is in the current situation not a livable public space. The qulaity of the public space is really low and so is the architecture. Those facts make the area has a poor appearance, is not interesting at all and combined with the lack of functions and activities on the boulevard it ensures that the place will continue to be silent and bare. As an example of the low quality on the boulevard, the street furniture can be mansioned. It’s a clutter of lots of different types of street furnishing. Note for example the three different types of lampposts.

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PARKING PROBLEM Current parking facilities

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Parking is a tricky subject in the town of Zandvoort. A big amount of cars drives into town during the summerseason that floods the excisting parkinglots. In those days the parkingfacilities are not sufficient. Especially in the coastal zone there is big shortage of parkingspaces. For tourists who want to visit the beach it’s a real problem to find a spot to park their car. Creating more parkingspaces is therefore a real must.


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CONCEPT

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SHIFTING THE COASTAL DEFENSE ZONE Shifted coastal defense zone (safety zones)

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Schematic view of the interventions on coastal defense

As first part of the concept that solves the problems of the middle bouelvard of Zandvoort, coastal defense has to be handled. Protecting the coast of Zandvoort against the rising sealevel is necessary and therefore protection measures have to be taken. Allthough Zandvoort isn’t a weak link at the moment, focusing on the long term makes precausions valuable and smart. Opted is an integral solution of widening the beach AND the dunes plus introducing breakwaters in the sea. This solution comes with a great advantage.

The widening makes it possible to build in current safety zones, cause the coastal defense zone, including the safety zones shifts further towards the sea. In that way the increasing of the quality of the coastal zone as well as de public space on the boulevard can be done more accurate. In the current situation the safety zones are located in line with the boulevard, so building on and in this zone is prohibited for safety reasons. by shifting the coastal defense zone further seawards, buiding in and on the boulevard is allowed again.


CONNECTION/RELATION

MIDDLE BOULEVARD

Adding more East-west connections

Influences from the beachside and townside

Building in de coastal zone is possible again, so new housing opportunities can be build and the quality of the public space and buildigns in de middle boulevard zone can be increased. The connection between the boulevard zone and the towncentre has to be strengthened. One of the reasons for the bad connection is that most of the connections/streets and axes in Zandvoort appear in the North-South direction. A focus on the west-east direction by adding more west-east axes will strengthen the visual and spatial relationship between the boulevard zone and the towncentre. a clearer spatial structure will apear and entrances to the boulevard zone will be found easier.

Besides that the spatial qualities of the dunes can be integrated in the area as well. In that way it’s possible to make it a zone that is a influenced by the towncentre of Zandvoort and the landscape. Both are qualities of Zandvoort and together they form the identity of Zandvoort.

CONCEPT

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IDENTITY/UTILIZATION OF EXSISTING QUALITIES

As can be seen in the pictures above, there are quite some exsisting qualities in the town of Zandvoort. To strengthen the identity of Zandvoort those qualities ans characteristic features will be used by the development of the middle boulevard. a few of these characteristics are: -

small scale much variation plot-wise development differentiation roof shapes dune scenery


Schematic suggestions of variety

By the development of the Middle boulevard those characteristics will be utilized. This will be done by applying variation in building height (ridge height and gutter height), building width and roof shapes. all of them will be based on exsisting sizes and forms in Zandvoort. The dune scenery will be integrated in the area as well by placing pieces of dunes through the planarea (including height differences). The experience of the fact that one is in a coastal town surrounded by nature will be strengthend in that way as well.

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YEARROUND FUNCTIONS AND FACILITIES/ACTIVITIES

NEW FUNCTIONS ON THE BOULEVARD

To make the boulevard more lively and interesting, adding functions is necessary. In the plinth from the buildingblock that will be located directly at the boulevard, a big range of functions will be added to realise the attractiveness. A mix of functions will be provided of cafes, restaurants and shops. The functions can be used all year long. Especially the cafes and restaurants will have an influence on the public space of the boulevard as well. Due to the fact that terraces will appear to enjoy the sun in summer and probably to have the opportunity to be outside and enjoy the view on the dunes and the sea in others seasons (with patio heaters).


NEW EVENTS ON THE BOULEVARD

To increase the attractiveness of the Zandvoort boulevard and attract more people to come to Zandvoort there will not only be a wide range of fixed functions/facilities, but also some additional events over the year. Some examples of interesting events which can be organised on the boulevard and the beach of Zandvoort can be a christmas market, an eastern market, but also a beach marathon and a beach cross. Of which the last one is really in line with the racing circuit of town.

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IDENTIFICATION

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LANDSCAPE

The surroundings of Zandvoort consist of mainly dunes. On the westside are the beach and the northsea. This location is special and has to be used by positioning Zandvoort in a spatial and structural way. This enclosement has to be experienced while you’re in town to strengthen the affinity with the fact that the whole town is enclosed by those different landscape elements.


TOWNCENTRE

The towncentre of Zandvoort on the other hand consist of a lot of variety. Small scale buildings, different sizes and roof shapes and cozy streets with shops and typical dwellings.

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CASE STUDIES

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BORKUM

Soft types of coastal defence - soft breakwater - sand nourishment - sand engine

ZANDVOORT NOORDWIJK KATWIJK SCHEVENINGEN

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BLANKENBERGE OOSTENDE

Hard types of coastal defence

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DIEPPE

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Different types of coastal defense

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FRANCE

To get more feeling for the scale of Zandvoort and the right buildingtypology for coastal towns of this size an case study/comparative study is used. A few selected beach towns are compared on: -

Methods of coastal defense (soft/hard) Building height Relation with hinterland in spatial way Characteristics

On the basis of this study decisions can be made more accurate.

On the next pages the analysis and research done to the different coastal towns are visualized with an air photo, a analytical drawing with the focus on the building blocks, two sphere/identity photos, a profile and a pictogram to mentioned the type of coastal defense.


KATWIJK (20 000 inhabitants)

Soft types of coastal defence - soft breakwater - sand nourishment - sand engine

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Coastal defense: Soft (sand and dunes)

Characteristics: The boulevard of this fishermans town is accesible for cars. the plinth of the first line of buildings is varied (functions and housing).

Building height: The average building height among the boulevard is 4-5 storeys. The second line of buildings exsists of only 2 or 3 storeys. Relation hinterland: The boulevard has only a few sightlines to the towncentre and is therefore not really well integrated with the hinterland. Eventhough the building typology has a strong connection with the towncentre.

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NOORDWIJK (25 000 inhabitants)

Soft types of coastal defence - soft breakwater - sand nourishment - sand engine

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Coastal defense: Soft (sand and dunes) Building height: The buildingheight on the boulevard is up to 5 storeys while the hinterland is continuesly 3-4-5 storeys high. Relation hinterland: Allthough the buildings among the boulevard are somehow a bit in itself, there are a few places were the relation with the hinterland is visable through the few exsisting shortcuts to the towncentre.

Characteristics: To some extend Noordwijk is comparable to Katwijk although in building typology and building height as well as in the relation to the hinterland there are some interesting and noticeable differences.


SCHEVENINGEN ( 56 000 inhabitants)

Hard types of coastal defence -

offshore breakwaters groynes dikes dike in dune

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Coastal defense: Hard (boulevard, seadike and breakwaters) Building height: The average height of buildings among the boulevard is 6 storeys. Although there are cafes and restaurant in front of those buildings with a height of only 2 storeys. Relation hinterland: The height of 6 storeys is well connected to the direct hinterland were variety from 4 to 8 storeys exsists. There are only a few sightslines to the beach, this

sometimes occurs some lack of orientation. Characteristics: Scheveningen is famous for its pier, the big pedestrian promenade and the great amount of functions that is extually on the boulevard (Kurhaus, museums, sea - life, casino, ciname etc.).

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BORKUM - GERMANY ( 5 500 inhabitants)

Hard types of coastal defence -

offshore breakwaters groynes dikes dike in dune

HARD

HOTEL CAFE

Coastal defense: Hard (seadike and groynes) Building height: The buildingheight among the boulevard is continuisly 5 - 6 storeys and gradually decreases to 3 storeys in the towncentre. Relation hinterland: The intergration with the hinterland is limited.

Characteristics: Borkum has a small scale character and focuses on health tourism and consist of specialized type of functions. The boulevard has a good interaction with the beach, mainly because of the yearround facilities.


OOSTENDE - BELGIUM (70 000 inhabitants)

Hard types of coastal defence -

offshore breakwaters groynes dikes dike in dune

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CAFE

Coastal defense: Hard (seadike and groynes) Building height: As in most belgium coastal towns the buildingheight of the buildings among the boulevard is realy high: 8 storeys. The second and thirth row of buildings has a height of 5 - 6 storeys. Further landward the buildings are regularly 3 storeys high. Relation hinterland: The boulevard zone is not really well connected with the hinterland. It’s quite a

bit an spatial element on his own. The town itself is well connected with brussels. Characteristics: Oostende has a big variety of functions. next to the pedestrain promenade are parcs, museums, a race circuit and many other events. The boulevard is relatively small, but crouded in highseason.

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BLANKENBERGE - BELGIUM (19 000 inhabitants)

Hard types of coastal defence -

offshore breakwaters groynes dikes dike in dune

HARD

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Coastal defense: Hard (seadike and groynes) Building height: The buildingheight among the boulevard is continiously 9 storeys, the second and thirth line of buildings are respectively 8 and 5 storeys high. The towncentre has a general height of 3 storeys. Relation hinterland: The intergration with the hinterland is limited, although the town is surrounded by nature.

Characteristics: As well as Oostende, Blankenberge has a pedestrian promenade. however Blankenberge hasn’t got that much facilities in town. As most well known spatial characteristic the heigh buildings among the boulevard can be mentioned.


DIEPPE - FRANCE (34 000 inhabitants)

Hard types of coastal defence -

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HARD

Coastal defense: Hard (Boulevard and breakwaters) Building height: The buildings are not directly among the boulevard, but the building height from the first line of buildings is approximately 4 -5 storeys. Relation hinterland: The buildingtypology in Dieppe is more or less continuesly with interwoven with the hinterland and well connected with the towncentre.

Characteristics: In Dieppe are cars allowed on the boulevard. There is a limited amount of beach houseas and functions present eventhough the sphere is cozy and the great variety of buildings makes the appearance nice.

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CONCLUSION On the basis of the comparative study of which the results have been shown, it is possible to draw conclusions that are relevant to the design task. First there is a noticeable difference in different types of coastal towns. There are the coastal towns with many inhabitants, which are more or less independent cities, there are tiny villages with only a few thousand inhabitants and there are the coastal town with a size such as Zandvoort. In addition, not in all coastal towns there is a gradual transition is present between the often higher building on the promenade and the lower buildings of the town centre. The photos show that when the transition is harder and less gradually that the public space often looks less pleasant. As we know, the Belgian coastline. That’s like a long wall of buildings. The atmosphere and identity of the different towns differs ofcourse a lot. In addition, the French village of Dieppe can perhaps even be mentioned as reference when it comes to the cozy and characteristic buildings. The image of this French coastal town is to some extent similar to the image of the centre of Zandvoort (obviously the cultural differences make lots of difference in the final elaboration). Finally, summarized from this study as conclusion can be drawn that connecting to the existing situation of building forms of the hinterland strengthens and improves the identity of the coastal town. Moreover, in terms of functions on the boulevard a choice will have to be made between the scale of small coastal towns as is the case in Borkum, or increasing and focusing on the bigger events and tourist attractions such as in Scheveningen is the case . The latter seems the most obvious since Zandvoort currently is the second coastal town in the Netherlands.


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DESIGN PROPOSAL

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MODEL

On this two pages are a few photos from the model. In the model is not only the design proposal visable, but also the height of the landscape on the different places, the connection with the hinterland and the differences in buildingheights. In the model a suggestion is done regard to the building width, building height and roof shapes.


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INFRASTRUCTURE

The infrastructure of the middle boulevard is quite a bit changed. On the boulevard is a new tram track introduced, and the most important road of town is no longer a 50km/h road. Caused by the introduction of a new ringroad, which ensures that this road is only for local traffic.

The new tramline will be an tramline on magnetical induction fields. this ensures that there are no plugs, wires or overhead cables involved. It’s a clean and quiet system that’s relatively new (PRIMOVE). A way of electrical transport that is conventient and safe. It’s easy to integrate and it’s even cheaper than the most used systems. Eventhough it’s not tested for that long. It’s for sure that this system will be available in a few years. A new and clean way of sustainable transportation.


PARKING

Parking is a big problem during highseason in Zandvoort. That’s why a really big parkinggarage is positioned under nearly the whole middle boulevard area. In the map above is even added were the entrances to the parking garage are. With the car it is possible to enter the parking garage in the middle of the plan area and just north of the area near the station. Easily park your car under your own house and take the stairs or the elevator up.

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LANDSCAPE

For the design proposal it’s important to look at the landscape underneath as well. The landscape has a lot of height differences in Zandvoort. The town centre is really low compared to the boulevard zone and the height differences differ perpendicular to the sea. In the pictures of the model is visable how the height differences differ through the town.


IMPRESSION

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SPATIAL STRUCTURE Current spatial structure

In the current situation the town of Zandvoort has a lacks of structure. The main improvements to this structure can be made in the coastal zone of the town, and mainly in the middle boulevard zone. Due to it’s central location. The image on the left side shows the structure as it is now. It’s deffinately not clear how everything works. on the right side the connections are much clearer. That is the new situation afther the interventions. Big improvements have been made in the field of spatial structure.

New spatial structure


HISTORICAL RELATION

Spa culture

Fishing town

Reconstruction plan - Friedhoff

Over the years Zandvoort changes a lot. Were it started as a fishermans town and developed with a spa culture. Was the town of Zandvoort completely different afther the second world war and the redevelopment plan of Friedhoff. In the design proposal is focused on the spa culture (1825 - 1881). People enjoyed the beach and the sea without to much hassle. A lot of building in the old town centre still date from that time.

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Sustainability Sustainability Is a long term process with the right balance between urban areas and nature. In which the needs of the inhabitants are integrated and which securs future possibilities in a dynamic way. Meaning for this desing project The right balance between urban areas (building fabric of Zandvoort) and nature (dunes and beach) should be found. To the needs of the inhabitants functions can be added. The present qualities should be strengthened and additions must comply with a quality solution that last for years.

Using seqways in the dunes

TecDragon - wave breaker system Primove - tram line Witte fietsen plan

In the design proposal are a few sustainable aspects integrated. First of all the electrical tram line that going to run along the boulevard on magnetical induction. A clean way of traveling that can be shared under a part of eco tourism as well. The TecDragon wave breaker system is the main topic on the field of sustainability. Those wave breakers generate energy from the waves. The system is currently tested in Portugal. They are intended to be able to generate 12 GWh each. Due to the 8000 households in Zandvoort and the average energy use of 3480 KWh we can probably just foresee all those families of energy with the use of 3 of those wavebreakers in front of the coast of zandvoort. The wave breakers are nearly 25 meters width but

won’t be to obvious from the coast, because they will only float for maximum a meter above the waterlevel. Near the station will be a rental place for seqways and ‘het witte fietsenplan’ will be used in Zandvoort. To promote a sustainable way of transport by tourist who visit Zandvoort.


LAND USE PLAN M 15

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PLANNING AREA PLAN BOUNDARY

DENOTATION SAFETY ZONE 1

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SAFETY ZONE 2

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PURPOSE

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HOUSING H

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MIXED M

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TRAFFIC

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PUBLIC SPACE P

GREEN G

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BEACH B

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PARKING GARAGE

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DIMENSIONS INDICATION 7 10

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MAXIMUM GUTTER- AND BUILDING HEIGHT MAXIMUM BUILDING HEIGHT

COMPULSORY VARIATION 4,5,6 STOREYS PER LAND USE AREAS

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Linked back from the design proposal is a land use plan made for the middle boulevard zone. with the most important functions noticed and quite some freedom in the way the zones are going to be filled.

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REFERENCES

St Josephhof - Nijmegen

Katwijk

Stadstuinen - Rotterdam

The pictures above are some references for the design proposal. All successful projects to refer to.


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REFERENCES Vathorst

Opbuuren - Maarssen

In the desing proposal is a great diversity in building height and roof shapes included. Whit that diversity the identity of Zandvoort is strengthend on the boulevard and identification is getting posible more and more. The photos above show two different references to cities were such a diversity in buildings is implemented. To know: OpBuuren in Maarssen and Vathorst.

On the following pages a catalogus is made for the different dimensions, roof shapes and materials that can be used. Including some regulations.


REGULATIONS Maximum ridge height -

Maximum of 2 times 4 or 5 storeys adjacent

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Maximum 1 time 6 storeys per block

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At least 3 different roofshapes per row

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Maximum of 2 times the same roof shape adjacent

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At least 4 different building widths per block

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Maximum of 2 times the same building width adjacent

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Maximum of 2 times the same materialisation adjacent

18000 mm 15000 mm 12000 mm 9000 mm

13000 mm 16000 mm 19000 mm

Maximum gutter height

54 00 mm 60 00 72 mm 00 mm 84 00 10 mm 80 0m 12 00 m 0m m

Width

To give such a diversity its form there is need of some urban rules which are delivered in a catalogus. In such a way and by giving some extra rules it is possible to get an undefined result that matches the designprinciples and the outcome as meant. First of all there are rules needed for the maximum ridge height, the maximum gutter heigth and the building width. there is allready determined that the buildings will be 4,5 and rarely 6 storeys high.

By using a flat roof the ridge height is the same as the gutter height. allthough when other types of roof shapes are applied the ridge height will be higher. The different heights and widths will be used interchangeably. A few additional rules are mentioned above.

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ROOF SHAPES - FLAT ROOF and GABLE ROOF

Flat roof

Gable roof In Zandvoort a lot of different roof shapes are used. To strenghten the diversity of the design most of those roof shapes are used for the design and included in this catalogus. First of all the flat roof and gable roof are mentioned. A small example is given of the roof shape and on the righthand side a reference in Zandvoort is added. The gable roof is to be used in two directions. Parallel to the street or perpendicular to the street.


ROOF SHAPES - HIP ROOF AND POINTED ROOF

hip roof

Pointed roof From the hip roof and the pointed roof a small example is given and on the righthand side a reference in Zandvoort is added. The hip roof is to be used in two directions (depending on the building depth an width). Parallel to the street or perpendicular to the street.

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ROOF SHAPES - SHED ROOF and COMBINED ROOF

Shed roof

Combined roof From the shed roof and the combined roof a small example is given and on the righthand side a reference in Zandvoort is added. Both roof shapes are to be used in two directions. Parallel to the street or perpendicular to the street.


MATERIALISATION

If only one color or material is used, the diversity of the buildings won’t be to obvious. For that reason a look have been taken to the different matierals and colors of materials that are used in the towncentre of Zandvoort. By far, the most buildings are made of bricks, but there are a lot of different colors of brick used. The pictures above show the different colors of bricks that are selected to be used in the design for the middle boulevard zone.

The materialisation of the roofs will be organised in the same way. 4 Different colors of tiles are found in Zandvoort and will be used in the planarea.

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SUMMARY At the end of this portfolio, there is space to look back on the design task and look at the contents of the portfolio. The first task consisted of creating a structural vision for Zandvoort. A large amount of problems and challenges was found within the town as a result of a thorough analysis - resolved within the structural Zandvoort 2100. However, there are several possibilities how certain issues at a finer scale can be developed. After the structural vision document was completed, we continued to zoom in on a few specific areas within town to elaborate further. This portfolio discribes how this is done for the area: the middle boulevard. A central location which has the possibilities to play a significant role in the future in the town of Zandvoort. Both for the inhabitants and the large amount of tourists. This design is focused on the existing qualities of Zandvoort and has tried to further exploit. Since Zandvoort is located in the middle of the most beautiful landscape, between the dunes and the sea. The centre has also a large amount of small buildings, that still has the identity of Zanvoort in them. All in all enough connecting factors have been found to strengthen the town of Zandvoort in the right way. A design proposal was then revealed in which one statement has been central: “Strengthen the identity of Zandvoort, stay small and characteristic�


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